Tiny Bubbles

I’m glad I was working at the circulation desk this afternoon when Russell came in. Russell is a gentle grandpa who has read every fiction book about naval warfare that we have, from Patrick O’Brian to C. S. Forester. We ordered books from other libraries for him. He made an occasional foray into Bernard Cornwell, […]

Cherish Is the Word

When Andy was seventeen, he announced that he had decided to join the Marine Corps. I cried for three days. I pictured him just as he pictured himself in the video games he played, jumping across rooftops and through abandoned buildings, shooting anything that moved. “College, sweetheart?” I asked in vain. I know, though, he […]

Think Positive

Tonight I went to a concert! The first one in ages, and high school band concerts do not count, even though they are wonderful. This one was very good, too, and I had a great time. The concert was a fund-raiser for the hospital, sponsored by the Rotary Club. It was David’s idea to get […]